Clients make an appointment for legal services through one of our partner ministries or by calling the Trinity phone number. At the appointment, a Trinity Legal volunteer conducts an initial interview with the client, collecting contact information, financial information, and a general statement of the legal problem.
Two volunteer attorneys review the intake form and meet with the client. The client then tells the details of the situation. The attorneys identify the legal issues and discuss options with the client, educating the client about the legal implications of each option. If the client needs ongoing representation, one of the attorneys meeting with the client that day might take the case, or the director will attempt to place the case with another volunteer attorney. The attorneys conclude the meeting by praying for the client.
Trinity Legal collaborates with other organizations dedicated to meeting the material and spiritual needs of the homeless and poor.
Crossings Community Center
Crossings Community Center provides a medical clinic and social services to uninsured and underinsured persons in the Oklahoma City area. Trinity attorneys meet with clients at Crossings Community Center once per week on Fridays from 2-4 p.m. The Crossings Community Center is located at 10255 N. Pennsylvania.
Cross and Crown Mission
Located at 9th and McKinley in a largely Hispanic district, attorneys meet clients at Cross and Crown mission once per week on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cross and Crown mission provides food and clothing to people in the community; a youth center where kids in the neighborhood receive food, tutoring, and a safe place to spend time in the afternoons; and temporary housing for people leaving rehab and homeless shelters.
City Rescue Mission
City Rescue Mission cares for the homeless of Oklahoma City by providing shelter, food, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, and job training. Trinity attorneys meet with clients at CRM on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CRM is located at 800 W. California.
Living Faith Ministry
Living Faith Ministry is a Christ-centered men’s residential prison aftercare program. Upon release from prison, men arrive at Living Faith Ministry to find a safe, encouraging, structured environment where they have the opportunity to develop a mature walk with Christ. At Living Faith Ministry men are assisted with educational opportunities, transportation needs, employment searches, money management, and career development. We meet with these clients by appointment only on an as needed basis.
Salvation Army – Norman
Trinity Legal’s partnership with the Salvation Army in Norman brings our services to Cleveland County. The Salvation Army works to serve its community with Christian Education, Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry, Men’s and Women’s Ministries, and others. Our clinic at Salvation Army is held on the third Thursday each month from 2-5 pm at 318 E. Hayes in Norman. Appointments for this clinic can be made by contacting Leona Chapman at the Salvation Army or by calling Trinity Legal.
OKC First Church of the Nazarene
OKC First helps provide for its neighbors through programs like the Outpost program, Kids Club, and Hope Academy. Clinics are held at the Cole Community Center, an outreach of OKC 1st, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Appointments are made by contacting Mike Laughlin at OKC First.